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Romney Surrogate Who Created Huge Anti-Gay Stir Quits Politics — For Real Estate

by David Badash on January 28, 2013

in News,Politics

Bay Buchanan, sister to racist homophobe Pat Buchanan, a Mormon, and a top Romney surrogate who created an explosive anti-gay stir last year says she’s quitting politics for real estate — because it will be easier. “I can’t just live my life going on TV and being angry all the time,” Buchanan, author of The Extreme Makeover of Hillary Rodham Clinton, told reporters.

“It was so tough. It was brutal,” Bay Buchanan said of the loss to President Obama, according to a report today in the Washington Examiner:

“I think it’s the toughest because we really expected to win it,” added Buchanan, a former Treasurer of the United States who also ran her brother Pat’s three campaigns for president.

A lifer in politics, Buchanan said her background will help sell and negotiate real estate deals. “Being somebody that they kind of know will be a real positive and, as you know, I’m just a charming person,” she said. And, she added, “compared to what I did in the past, this is an easy sell.”

While Buchanan plans to keep her nose in political issues and will continue to give speeches, her famously combative TV debating days are over for now. “It’s so negative and TV is more difficult than ever in the sense that it’s really not an honest debate anymore,” she said.

In October, The New Civil Rights Movement reported:

“Governor Romney supports a federal marriage amendment to the Constitution that defines marriage as an institution between a man and a woman,” Romney advisor Bay Buchanan told Buzzfeed …

“Governor Romney also believes, consistent with the 10th Amendment, that it should be left to states to decide whether to grant same-sex couples certain benefits, such as hospital visitation rights and the ability to adopt children. I referred to the Tenth Amendment only when speaking about these kinds of benefits – not marriage.”

It was that last part that created a firestorm. While some Americans may oppose same-sex marriage, almost none support denying same-sex couples hospital visitation rights.

(As evidence, our article quoted above garnered 102,000 likes.)

Good riddance!

Bay Buchanan, shockingly, was the 37th Treasurer of the United States, under Reagan. Now, a real estate agent.

By the way, Bay’s brother Pat Buchanan, a former MSNBC contributor,  is the one who said, “America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.”

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VonLmo January 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Pat's sister turned her back on the Holy Roman Catholic Church & converted to Mormonism? Well doesn't that help explain why politics & the Republicans are all F.o.S. May her soul burn in Hell's fires for eternity & unless she has a death-bed conversion & seeks absolution for her heresy, she will. Where is the Papal outrage?

Bose_in_SP_MN January 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm

"I can't just live my life going on TV and being angry all the time."

What a stunningly raw admission, given that people fighting for civil rights generally don't do so out of anger. Purpose, yes. Inner peace and conviction that liberty and equality do prevail, especially when we develop authentic conversations with those we disagree with.

Mykelbarber January 29, 2013 at 7:08 am

Bitch. Get the fuck out and stay the hell out. Nobody wants your haterade being served up in here.

Robroberts2013 January 29, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Thank you Ms. Buchanan — its people like you that caused Mitt Romney to lose. He lost the election by the percentage of the gay vote, bitch. Suck on that and god luck sellng condos.

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